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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.

National Hug Day

Milestones... we all wait and wait for them to come and then we celebrate the tiniest…

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A Poster Girl for Disability

Years ago, we had a disastrous meal out. Pearl was present but not yet born, perhaps…

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by Jane Scott
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Special Needs Families: HO HO H…….Ohhhhhh No!!

We love Christmas in the Kaye household. 

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15 New Years Resolutions for the Special Needs Parent

1) I will look at everyday “normal” activities and find creative ways…

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by Stacy Warden
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Why Scooot Makes a Great Christmas Present…

Dear Santa, We know it can be difficult for you to choose the perfect gifts for kids…

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Travelling Abroad with Special Needs

For many families preparing for summer vacations, the internet can be a vital tool…

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by Jodi Shenal
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Tips for Ferry Travelling

We recently took the Stenaline Belfast to Liverpool ferry as a family of six. We…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Holiday Hydrotherapy

We’re on our family summer holiday in Derbyshire, England and almost every…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Three reasons holidays are difficult for special needs families

Where do you like to go on holiday? Somewhere hot where the sun is pretty much guaranteed,…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Holiday parks… not as accessible as you’d think!

As previous family fund recipients, we decided to give Haven a try with Sam, while…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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The Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)

This week marks our first official week of summer.  School got out Friday and…

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Holidaying… with a tubie

I am really quite excited… in a just a few weeks we’re off on our holidays!…

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Fun Summer Break Activities for Special Needs Kids

Like it or not, in most areas, the long summer break from school is just a few short…

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Technology and Biscuits

I am not ashamed to admit that, when on a flight, I use technology and biscuits to…

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Ideas for your Special Needs Summer Picnic

Remember the days when all you had to worry about was how many picnic ants you’d…

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Sorry I was late, I didn’t want to come

I saw a T Shirt the other day that said “sorry I was late, I didn’t want…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Five tips for Holidaying with a Special Needs Child

Holidaying special needs style is hard work but is so worthwhile. Taking a child…

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by Emily Sutton
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Donna’s Dream House

Providing free holidays for terminally ill children in Blackpool (UK). 

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by Firefly Community
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Charity & Grant Funding: Destination Dreams

Holidays of a lifetime for children fighting life threatening illnesses and their…

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by Firefly Community
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Happy Special Needs Halloween

It's October and autumn's display of natural color changing beauty is in…

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Special Needs Families: Happy Holidays

I know most parents, perhaps especially special needs parents, are breathing a sigh…

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by Sam Bowen
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Special Needs Holidays and Travelling: My Top Tips for Holidays and Days Out

These are my top tips for holidays and days out. Before we start, there are two items…

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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Special Needs Days Out: 10 UK Tourist Attractions with a Changing Places Toilet

Planning a family day out with children is always a challenge but Firefly families…

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by Firefly Community
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Out and about

The days are getting longer. whoop! This means, for us at least, a return to family…

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A Sensory Calendar Update

​So as we pass the halfway point of the advent - I thought I’d give you an…

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Gifts for Seb. And kiddos like him.

Firefly Garden is sharing Kara’s great list of Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids…

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16 Amazing Things To Do in Your GoTo Seat

The GoTo Seat has been a revelation for many of our Firefly Friends trying to get involved…

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Super Seth Travels the World: Part 1 of 4

Over the next four months Firefly will follow an adventurous and outgoing special…

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